New York Islanders march on

New York Islanders racked up their sixth victory of the NHL campaign after brushing the Calgary Flames aside in a 4-0 win.

After a tense opening period, Mikhail Grabobski's powerplay goal gave the Islanders the lead in the second before Frans Nielsen bagged a brace and Cal Clutterbuck scored to wrap up a convincing victory.

Islander's net minder Jaroslav Halak also took the plaudits for his second shutout of the season courtesy of 28 saves.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes were forced to hold off a strong comeback from the Toronto Maple Leafs to win 4-3.

Goals from Max Domi, Shane Doan, Klas Dahlbeck and Kyle Chipchura gave the Coyotes a seemingly handsome 4-1 advantage at the midway point of the final third.

However, James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly added to Shawn Matthias's strike in the first period to set up a grandstand finish, but the Canadians were unable to send it to overtime in the two minutes 26 seconds remaining.

In the evening's other game, Jonathan Toews's goal was the difference in the Chicago Blackhawks' 1-0 overtime win over Anaheim Ducks.

In Tuesday's action-packed schedule, the Montreal Canadiens are aiming for a perfect ten wins from ten games when they face the Vancouver Canucks while the Dallas Stars are set to shine against the Anaheim Ducks.